Funeral services for Audrey Dolores Mehus, age 86, of Glenville will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 14, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. Rev. Nancy Hansen will officiate. Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery in rural Glenville. Visitation will be 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 13 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Audrey died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea.
Audrey Dolores Mehus was born on July 4, 1931 to Emil and Agnes (Straka) Wolff on the family farm in rural Glenville, MN. She was baptized at home and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. Audrey attended country school in Glenville and then graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1949. She went on to teacher training in Austin. She taught at the country school #77 from 1950-1954. Audrey was united in marriage to Eugene Kenneth Mehus on July 4, 1953 at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. Gene and Audrey lived in Glenville all their lives. They moved into their current home in 1958. Audrey was a homemaker while raising their four children. She then started working for the Glenville school district as a substitute and tutor for special education and regular education. In 1979 she became head cook where she worked for 19 years. Recently Audrey enjoyed being involved with the Reader’s Theatre at the Glenville Elementary and she was most proud of being the “Reading Grandma” where she read books to the students at Glenville-Emmons for 15 years. Gene and Audrey enjoyed traveling especially on Amtrak, going dancing and clock hunting. Audrey was a lifetime member of Glenville First Lutheran Church where she was active in FLCW and circle, taught Sunday school, was Superintendent and Treasurer of the Sunday school, and was on the First Lutheran Cemetery board. She was also active with the Glenville Legion Auxiliary. Audrey enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, quilting at the church, bird watching, keeping up with her family on her iPad, and spending time with her special companion, her dog Lexi. She was devoted to her family, church and community. Blessed be her memory.
Survivors include her sister, Bea Moe; daughters, Pat (Bill) Avery and Cindy (Gene) Davis, both of Glenville; sons, Doug (Kelly) Mehus of Austin and Scott (Laurie) Mehus of Buffalo City, WI; grandchildren, Jennifer (Allen) Lego, Megan (Tom, Jr) Flatness, Justin (Jaime) Davis, Garrett (Sydney) Davis, Kailey (Garret) Weber, Alyssa (Lyon) Yoo, Aaron Mehus & special friend Mary Kate Barinka, Andrew and Kenmund Mehus; great-grandchildren, Mya, Jada, Keira & Alexa Lego, Akaylah, Brextyn & Xennyn Flatness, Evie, Blake and Brock Davis, Bo Davis, Adam Weber, Brayden Yoo and great-granddaughter Yoo– due in February; sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene Dobberstein, Donna (Dennis) Nelson, Virgil (Helen) Mehus, Ruth Mehus, Marion (Audrey) Mehus, Herbert (Carol Kallberg) Mehus; many nieces and nephews.
Audrey was preceded in death by her; husband, Eugene Mehus; parents, Emil and Agnes Wolff; in-laws, Nels and Inga Mehus; grandson, Adam Paul Davis; great-granddaughter, Rae Ann Davis; sister, Muriel (Chuck) Paulsen, brother, Luverne (Doris) Wolff, brother-in-law Helmer Moe; sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene (George) Gordon, Glen Mehus, Arlo Mehus, Carl Dobberstein; and niece, Cheryl Rehder.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Glenville First Lutheran Cemetery.